Steve Smith Opens Up On His “Dark Days” After Ball-Tampering Scandal

Written by Vipin Darwade

Steve Smith has opened up on his “dark days” that followed the infamous ball-tampering scandal in March earlier this year in South Africa. Steve Smith, who suffered a 12-month ban from Cricket Australia, said that there were times when he didn’t want to get out of bed after the ball-tampering saga in Newlands.

“I’ve had tough days, I’ve had my ups and downs. But I’ve been really fortunate to have a close group of people around me to help me through those difficult times. There have been some dark days where I haven’t wanted to get out of bed and things like that. But I’ve had a close group of people around me to help me know that it’s OK,” he was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia.

Drifting back in time, Steve Smith said that he is trying to move on from the mistake he made.

“I’ve made a mistake and it was a big mistake and I’m trying to move on from that and improve as a person,” he said.

“I thought they were magnificent and I think Tim Paine’s leadership has been exceptional since taking over as captain. It’s been tough (watching) at times, particularly when the boys haven’t played their best in a couple of games. It’s been hard watching and knowing that I can’t go out and help them. But I was really proud of the way the boys played last week in Perth,” he said.


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